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The Current & Future Industry Talent Requirements of IoT

Presented by Peter Hirst

According to Cisco, more than 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020, leading to a $14 trillion opportunity for the worldwide economy. Whilst this has of course led to a number of opportunities for the manufacturing industry, including increases in efficiency, transparency, flexibility, quality and safety, it does create a unique challenge: how do we ensure the workforce has the right skills and talents to underpin this transformation?

Peter Hirst leads the MIT Sloan School of Management team that creates world-renowned executive education programs for innovative leaders and global corporations and is a founding member of the IoT Global Talent Consortium.

This session covers:

  • How is the IoT hype evolving and how soon will it become a reality for every manufacturing company?
  • How is the IoT hype different from other pas t/ current / emerging trends when it comes to opportunity and challenges?
  • What are the current talent gaps in the industry that, left unmanaged, will impede your IoT strategy?
  • What are the learning and educational needs of this transformation?
  • What can companies be doing differently now to ready themselves for IoT adoption? 
  • How important is multidisciplinary knowledge in IoT?
  • How important is the creation of new roles, especially in or near the C-suite, to own and lead this transformation?
Peter Hirst, MIT Sloan School of Management
Peter Hirst

Associate Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management

Peter Hirst leads the team of professionals who partner with clients and faculty at the MIT Sloan School of Management to develop, design, and deliver innovative executive education programs for individuals and companies. Formerly CEO of the commercialization, consulting, and executive education business of the London School of Economics, he has over twenty years of experience in international strategy, technology consulting and organizational development. Peter is cochair of the Education Working Group of the Internet of Things World Forum and a founding member of the Internet of Things Global Talent Consortium.